VADODARA: A 17-year-old girl was raped by a man, who was later tied with a tree and beaten up before being handed over to the police, in Raliyati village of Dahod district on Thursday
The accused Dinesh Bhabhor and his four friends on their bikes first toppled the girl who was going on a scooter with two other relatives near a dargah on Thursday night.
The girl, her nephew and neice were then dragged to a room at an isolated place near by where Bhabhor raped her.
However, the rape survivor's niece managed to escape from the place and informed her mother and other relatives. A group of villagers rushed to the place and saw her being raped. Seeing the group of people, Bhabhor's four friends started pelting stones at them and escaped from the spot.
Bhabhor, who could not escape, was caught by the mob and tied to a pole in the area. The villagers then informed the police.
The Dahod taluka police station registered an offence based on a complaint by the survivor's mother. Besides Bhabhor, three other accused were identified by as Vinu Bhabhor and Bhavsing Bhabhor. The identity of two other accused is not known yet. All the accused are natives of Moti Kharaj village.